In the elevator, Elisa Lam wore a red hoodie and a white shirt. In the elevator of the Cecil Hotel, we can see she is wearing this outfit. Very strangely, this is identical to the outfit a character called ‘Cecilia,’ wore in the horror movie ‘Dark Water’, where a woman ends up dead in a water tower on the roof of a building. There is also a very creepy elevator scene in the movie, with a young woman dressed identical to Elisa Lam in the elevator. What happened to Elisa Lam is almost identical to this horror movie; yet the movie was made before Elisa’s death. Elisa died in 2013. The movie was released in 2005. It is a remake of a Japanese horror movie made in 2002, and the story originates from a book by Koji Suzuki who also wrote ‘The Rings.’ The American version of ‘Dark Water’ stars Jennifer Connelly as ‘Dahlia,’ who has a young daughter called ‘Cecilia.’ They move into a run-down apartment.
Not long after they move in, water begins to drip from
their bedroom ceiling. The elevator in the building is prone to malfunctioning,
like Elisa’s elevator. Cecilia sneaks up to the roof one day and finds a
back-pack sitting next to the water tower. In time, Cecilia and Dahlia cannot
help but notice the dark water which starts to run out of their taps and
toilet. Dahlia goes up to the roof and to her horror, she finds a girl’s dead
body floating in the water tower; just like the real-life case of Elisa Lam at
the Cecil hotel. How can it be that a movie released before Elisa vanished,
seems to mimic so precisely the last known hours of Elisa’s life; even down to
the exact outfit she is wearing in an old elevator that malfunctions just like
the elevator in the movie? Naming one character ‘Cecilia,’ and the other
‘Dahlia,’ we also cannot but help think of the infamous ‘Black Dahlia’ case in
LA, and indeed there seems to be many similarities between Elisa Lam and the
‘Black Dahlia’ victim, Elizabeth Short.
Many believe that the Cecil Hotel where Elisa vanished was
the last place Elizabeth Short was seen. Elizabeth Short was a young aspiring
actress who was found mutilated in January 1947. Her face was carved into a
‘Glasgow Smile’, her body drained of blood, and cut in half, then washed in
gasoline. When a local resident happened across her body, at first, they
thought it was a store mannequin. Her body was left on display, deliberately to
be found and seen. The notorious case of ‘The Black Dahlia,’ as Elizabeth Short
came to be known, is an as yet still-unsolved murder-mystery that has beguiled
so many. Elisa was ‘washed clean’ by the water, and some believe she too had
been drained of blood, because there was so little blood left in her body that
it was not even possible to carry out many of the necessary forensic tests.
There are other striking and unsettling similarities between Elisa Lam and
Elizabeth Short, whose severed body was found on Leimont Park. Both Elizabeth
and Elisa were petite, brunette, and pretty, both were called names that derive
from Elizabeth, both were in their twenties, and both sadly suffered from
depression. Both were known to travel alone and both had travelled from San
Diego to downtown LA just prior to their deaths.
Both Elisa and the Black Dahlia vanished after last being
seen in a downtown hotel, and many say this was the Cecil Hotel. Both were not
reported missing for a number of days before their bodies were found, and both
died horrifying, inexplicable deaths that would become notorious. Both appear
to have been drained of blood. Both cases ‘went viral.’ Newspapers around the
world and armchair detectives have been fascinated with the mystery of who killed
‘The Black Dahlia’ for decades, and now Elisa too. Notably as already said, the
movie ‘Dark Water’ has a central character called ‘Dahlia,’ and ‘Dahlia’s young
daughter is called ‘Cecilia’; so similar to the word ‘Cecil,’ Elisa’s Hotel.
It would almost seem as though this movie ties the Black Dahlia and Elisa Lam together in a way that is impossible to explain; other than that, this was a destiny planned by a cosmic jester, having fun with us. Or, it was a plan devised and put into play by human hand, with the movie paying sick tribute to the horror of the mutilated Black Dahlia and at the same time, providing us with an exclusive preview of the terrible real-life fate to come for Elisa, who would indeed go on to end up dead in a water tower atop a building as the movie had shown us. Was this movie influenced to be made by people who knew very well what was to happen to Elisa at some point in the future? If so, who would these people be? And do their connections span aeons of inter-generational esoteric evil? Surely, that’s just nonsense, isn’t it?